************SENDING MY 9500ix back, AND GETTING V1 **********To the MODERATORS: I post this as a sub-post, but this one is a bit modified. So please dont delete it. I think it would be valuable to buyers and reviewers alike.
Well... I have made up my mind. In about 5 minutes I will be placing an order for Valentine One. Today I had a K band encounter with my 9500ix. Lets just say if I was doing my usual habbit of speeding. Ide have a little yellow paper in my wallet for court appearance for about 200$.
I drove around a whole lot today on purpose getting things done, and putting my 9500ix to the test. My problem is not one speed camera alert. Not one red light camera, and although some of the few falses in the deeper part of the city did get auto-locked out. For the price I paid for the device it simply does not meet my application.
Got damnit I am a V1 programmed junkie. I dont feel safe without Mikes detector. I drove around scared today because of the mentioned K alert. Let me explain.
After some really nice city alerts with O.K detection time. I began to like how queit the 9500ix is, but the one thing remained questionable in my mind. How is it going to do on the highway?
So I purposely made long round about trips hoping to get some action. I didnt get much action at all and got tasks completed for the day.
On my way home with my wife, and kids. I was doing speed limit, and I had a rabbit in front of me about a one quarter mile out. I get a K alert coming around a bend. It goes FULL BLAST, and visually about 3/4mile out I see the sherrif. He was running Constant ON K band. It kept blasting full ramp as he passed me by, but I knew at that moment if I was speeding he would be citing me today. IT WAS CONSTANT ON FOLKS.... I know from years with V1.. I would have seen that coppper far beyond this distance the 9500ix alerted. This makes me wonder if 9500ix advertises falsely.. Mikes Detector is AMAZING where it counts MOST!
So with my wife there, and me gulping down the decision to buy this 9500ix and explaining to my wife I'm going to order V1 tonight, and send this 9500ix back tomorrow I made up my mind. I'm going to replace it with my third V1. So you V1'ers who have followed my anger post about the bad customer service experience with Allice. . (gulping down pride).. YOUR ABSOLUTELY RIGHT !!! LMAO I should have had "Thicker" skin as one person said lmao... Went with what I know works best for south Texas DPS, and these highway stretches. I should have just order V1 online and been done with it. I'm going to call the lady I spoke with at Escort tomorrow, and let her know after trying out the product I simply do not think it is for me, or my application of use.
After that K band encounter I feared my 9500ix. I mean to say I feared speeding or trusting it to detect for me earlier enough and fast enough.
Thoughts came to mind from the years I owned V1. I posted these stories before.. to win a T-shirt from Valentine Research, but didnt. However they are experiences with V1 I wont foreget.
A state trooper shooting KA band when I was donig 120mph with my cousin following behind. Rule was I flash my tail lights three times we slow down.
I got a KA alert so got damn far away over a double hill with 2 miles of detection and we slowed down. That trooper with his cowboy hat detected a car at 120mph but heres three cars doing the speed limit. He turned on his cop lights hoping to make the guilty one pull over, but we didnt. I remember like it was yesterday as he kept turning his head trying to make sense of who was speeding.. seeing two family cars and then behind us a speedy looking little honda. His equipment told him it was one of us family cars doing 120, but why are they doing speed limit now? He discriminated upon that sport looking hinda that had been trailing behind us, and pulled him over for our ticket. We still wonder to this day if it was for 120mph that we were doing lol.
I posted a greatest save ever here on this forum. That V1 save will never ever be forgotten. That came to mind today as well today after this K band alert scared my trust away for the 9500ix. That without the arrows, and the significant detection range "How would I ever get saved the way V1 has done for me with my 9500ix" ??
Then the last thought I had about my second V1 I purchased from VR which was when Version 1.8 came out with the "J" for junk signal. I remember my longest record detection ever on a highway stretch. I detected a K band cop on hwy 16 stretch 6 miles out. I remember driving forever and getting a brap every so often and then some brap brap brap brap.... thinking he was soon to become visual.. then every couple of seconds a brap brap brap.. then it ramped up with greater frequency for what seemed like forever... untill finally a white truck on the side of the road so far out upon the horizon of this flat terrain bogey locked on my vehicle.. I had an audience of people with me on that trip just jaw dropped at the detection range and how long we drove before we seen that cop; V1 made me look GREAT that night, and the price I paid for it again repaid for itself.
I honestly dont think the 9500ix can do what it "Advertises" or boasts, but maybe it can. Just I trust Mikes hardware, and I dont have trust for Escorts, and so I'm tucking tail. Sucking up the bad V1 experience, and maybe just maybe tomorrow morning. I can get Mike Valentine on the phone. That would make me a V1 addict lmao
I'm ordering my V1 right now folks !
So Mike Valentine. If your reading this. Your excellent product and the fact that from what I know. If I had spoke with you directly. I would have had 100% customer service from you as well as some good old radar talk that I just didnt get with Allice.
So ... Yup... Ordering V1 in about five minutes.
**Moderators... I'm going to make this post as a thread**
So please permit it as a double post\thread. I think it is valuable to see the cycle of a buyer who was always a V1 user. Who tried 9500ix, and sent it back. This says a whole lot about Mikes technology folks.
Its just SOOOOOOOOOOOO DAMN GOOD!
The guy is a Radar Detecting Genius!